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TiLite
West

www.tilite.com / Headquarters: Pasco, Wash. / Employees: 250 / Specialty: Wheelchairs /
TiLite: "We put our hearts and souls into this, and that's one thing that will never change."

The Perfect Fit

tilite's ability to customize wheelchairs to a
user's specific dimensions sets it apart.
When TiLite started out nearly
three decades ago, wheelchairs were
just a portion of its business, and titanium wheelchair parts were just a
part of a product mix that included
titanium bicycle frames, golf club
shafts, motorcycle parts and custom
projects. Then, in the late 1990s, the
company had an inspiration. According to TiLite, the company realized it
could apply its knowledge of customized titanium construction to an entire wheelchair, creating something
totally unique in the marketplace.
By building wheelchairs that are
custom-fit to the individual, utilizing
the best possible construction and
made with aesthetics in mind, TiLite
has carved out a successful niche in
the wheelchair market, and that's a
position the company continues to
occupy today.
"Our mission today is simple:
Make the best fitting, best performing, and best looking wheelchairs in
the world," the company explains.
"We put our hearts and souls into
this, and that is one thing that will
never change."
TiLite continues to uphold its
mission to provide the best possible
wheelchairs on the market. The company says its dedication to its principles of customized fit and strong
titanium or aluminum construction
has been its strongest differentiator
in the marketplace, and that continues to be the company's greatest advantage. With these qualities in place,
the company says, TiLite expects to
continue to hold onto a leadership

tilite's unique fitting process ensures
each wheelchair it manufactures fits
the user perfectly.

position within the industry for many
years to come.

Made-to-Measure
The crown jewel of TiLite's manufacturing prowess is the TiFit system, which produces custom-fit
wheelchairs specifically designed
and constructed to provide the most
ergonomic fit to improve safety and
comfort. "TiFit is the art of building
the ergonomics of the wheelchair
around you, the rider," the company
says. "As a key enabling device, ensuring that the chair is personalized to

you matters. How you sit and fit in the
chair is the greatest predictor of comfort and independence, and, over the
long-term, will impact the likelihood
of secondary injuries. Thus, the most
important thing you can do with respect to your chair is to make sure that
it fits well - that it fits like a prosthetic.
"This is the essence of TiFit," the
company continues. "The difference
between a TiFit chair and all other
chairs is that a TiFit chair is tailored
specifically to the person: Every chair
is a made-to-measure, optimally fitted, wheeled prosthetic."
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